INTERNSHIP PROMOTION AND CONNECTION
Did you know that students who have one or more internships in their college years are more likely to find employment after graduation and report being happier with their careers? This is due to being able to “test” out an industry before committing to see if it is what you really want to do as well as making meaningful business contacts. ITCGKC works closely with area Universities and the international business community so we are a natural resource to help you find an internship that will fit your needs.
NETWORKING WITH INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS
There is some truth to the motto, “it’s not what you know, but who you know”. ITCGKC provides student memberships enabling them to attend our events at reduced rates. Students are encouraged to attend our events to take advantage of a great opportunity to mingle with international business professionals and build a network critical to the successful job or internship search. Join us for our Fourth Friday Breakfast Meetings; ITCGKC Board members will facilitate introductions to other attendees to help you find meaningful connections prior to our speaker’s presentation.
If you are a student of an ITCGKC member University that aspires toward a career involving international trade and has a clear vision of what you wish to accomplish, we want to support you in fulfilling your goals and encourage you to apply for the ITCGKC Scholarship. Careers in international trade include, but are certainly not limited to, trade compliance, logistics, international marketing and international finance. Scholarships are awarded each year by our Board of Directors.
GLOBAL CAREER BRIDGE
Global Career Bridge is one of our annual signature events that brings students pursuing careers in international business (IB) together with our member organizations seeking IB-educated talent. This event is only open to member organizations.
Member organizations host groups of students to present key aspects of their business operation that are likely relevant to student career decisions. Guidance is also offered regarding the organization’s recruitment process and how students could best navigate that process. Students have an opportunity to meet several professionals from the organization, tour the facility, and observe culture-revealing aspects of the organization.
ITCGKC reaches out to member organizations to identify hosts for this event. Academic members are informed of the process for their students to register for this unique event. Details are sent to both regarding the following:
● screening and selection process with timeline for interested students
● orientation for selected students, to include codes of conduct and attire
● structuring the event at host sites
● ITCGKC-provided transportation on the day of the event
There is a cost for participation for students and host organizations which varies by membership type.
Many of our participants have obtained internships during their college years and later secured jobs with our host companies. Most recently, Hans Peter from Benedictine College attended the GCB and subsequently secured an internship with ITC and is now working for Scarbrough International.